Sep 16, 2021
Artist-Creator-Producer-Director-Entrepreneur-Activist-Storyteller is as close as I can get to an adequate “title” for Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez, winner of the Comic-Con International 2019 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award. In this episode of I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, I talk to the mastermind behind La Borinqueña, aka Marisol, a college student from New York City who becomes a superhero on a mission to save her beloved island of Puerto Rico and fight for environmental justice. As the Founder and Creative Director of Brooklyn-based studio Somos Arte (We Are Art), Edgardo has been producing original content and curating art exhibitions for decades. His mastery of storytelling and his advocacy on issues affecting Puerto Rico, from colonialism to protecting its natural resources, ignited the creation of La Borinqueña in 2016. In 2021, he introduces a new character, a Dominican Chinese college student who becomes the Latino Asian LGBTQ superhero named Lúz. And the commitment is real: 100% of the proceeds of La Borinqueña comic book series go towards furthering hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.